Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Fats Domino - d. October 24th 2017

It's the aftershow party,
everyone’s here. Fat man
grins, paws rollin’, voice 
like a slurred trombone.
Down here it's still,
the thrill is gone.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

George Young - d. October 22nd 2017

1 The beat was not easy 
2 One hell of a band 
3 Your mind was on Friday 
4 No flash in the pan 
5 So what’s it to be, George?

Monday, 23 October 2017

Rosemary Leach - d. October 21st 2017

How often the camera
pushed you to the shoulder
of the frame, missing
that ordinary glamour,
that sultry stage-croak,
that neglected smoulder.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Sean Hughes - d. October 15th 2017

After all the shows,
those poems of sadness
and light,
it comes to this;
a beginning, a middle
without an end,
a joke
waiting for a punchline.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Tom Petty - d. October 2nd 2017

A forgotten town,
choked in dust.
You've been here many times before.
But none step down
from this tour bus,
you won't come around here no more.

Read about Tom Petty here